The celebrity chef, accused of domestic violence four years ago, says he’s ready to do the work. But what does that mean?
The media is getting tougher on the celebrity chef, who announced a new Dallas restaurant even as his Austin trial is set to begin soon.
Paul Qui dispenses with pomp and pageantry at Kuneho, his ode to perfect bites and grateful smiles.
The celebrity chef is the subject of a 4,000-word profile by the Austin American-Statesman. He says all the right things, but is it quite the right time?
Keeping the real, human stakes around the issue in mind is important.
Austin chef Paul Qui, Dallas steakhouse Knife, and San Antonio meat palace Cured all land top honors.
Justin Yu, Paul Qui, and Matt McCallister make the prestigious list.
And La Barbecue, another Austin establishment, also made food critic Alan Richman's list of the best new restaurants of the year.
Paul Qui's Rabbit Seven Ways.
Monica Glenn and Jorge Hernandez talk about the process of creating dishes like cheddar cheese ice cream sandwiches.
Paul Qui’s new Austin restaurant firmly establishes him as one of the state’s best chefs. And its most whimsical.
This past weekend, Austin chef Paul Qui, an admitted landlubber, braved wind and waves to win the San Pellegrino Cooking Cup, an international competition in which ten competing chefs from different countries prepare fancy food on moving boats in Venice, Italy.Despite looking a little dubious about the whole prospect and
The shy, edgy, friendly, shaggy, hardworking genius behind the most anticipated new Texas restaurant in years.
The Top Chef winner's long-awaited bricks-and-mortar restaurant will open June 20.
This weekend, dozens of well-known chefs, mixologists, sommeliers, and restaurateurs will descend upon Austin for the second annual Austin Food & Wine Festival.To prepare for this weekend’s food and wine festivities, Texas Monthly spoke with a few of the local and celebrity chefs from this year’s lineup.Here, Paul Qui of
East Side King’s first bricks-and-mortar kitchen is now bringing beet fries, brussels sprouts, and wild ramen combinations to the legendary dive bar and rock venue.
The Top Chef winner tells Eater about his "flagship" restaurant, as well as plans for two new East Side Kings, including one near the University of Texas.
The $850 weekend delivered on the food, wine and great chefs, but it came with a side of long lines and harsh dust.
In the end, Top Chef: Texas gets one Texas thing right, as Austin's Paul Qui takes the crown.
The show moves to British Columbia, but takes a bit of Texas with it as Austin's Paul Qui of Uchiko and Houston native Sarah Grueneberg advance to next week's final.
Even the emotion's bigger in Texas, as Austin cheftestant Paul Qui advances to next week's finale.
The “cheftestants” use the pits at the Salt Lick to smoke meat, much to the delight (and horror) of local barbecue aficionados.
Austin’s South by Southwest (SXSW) festival is embracing a much more prominent culinary element this year with SouthBites, a curated line-up of gourmet food trucks and trailers. Paul Qui, executive chef/owner of East Side King and the yet-to-be-opened Qui, is in charge of orchestrating the new event.According to the
Every king needs his queen, and for Paul Qui – chef/owner of East Side King and winner of Top Chef Texas – that queen is Deana Saukam. Deana, better known for her alter ego the East Side Queen, has been by Paul’s side ever since his whirlwind rise to fame. After Paul’s win on Top Chef
Here’s another restaurant opening Austinites can add to their December dining list: East Side King, Paul Qui’s Asian-inspired street food concept, will open its newest location in the back building of Hole in the Wall on Tuesday, December 4. This marks the fourth location of Qui’s East Side King as
The day has come! Tickets for the Austin FOOD & WINE Festival go on sale today, November 8, at 10 a.m. CST. The Festival, which takes place April 26-28, 2013 at Auditorium Shores and Republic Square Park, will feature a myriad of
East Side King‘s new food truck will reopen at 6 p.m. on Thursday (October 11) at the Grackle with a revamped menu. “The food is surprisingly refined for a food truck,” Qui told TEXAS MONTHLY. “We have items like saba (mackerel), quail,
Reality cooking shows have seen their fair share of Texas talent this past year. Earlier this spring, Austin’s Paul Qui was named the winner of Top Chef Texas. Now, Houston has its own culinary reality star: Christine Ha, a blind graduate student at the University of Houston. Last night on the finale of FOX’s
Paul Qui – the recent winner of Top Chef Texas and the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southwest – is currently working on his much-anticipated Austin restaurant projects, but that doesn’t mean he has completely forgotten his chef roots. From September 10-15, Qui will return to the
There has been a lot of buzz surrounding former Uchiko chef Paul Qui these past few weeks regarding what’s next for the recent Top Chef victor. Qui officially announced he will reveal all the details of his next endeavor in a few weeks during a
Ever since winning the Top Chef Texas crown, Paul Qui has been riding a wave of celebration, travel, and fame. For the past few months, the former Uchiko chef has been traveling the world to places like New York, Paris, London, and Tokyo, amongst numerous other destinations, while hungry patrons
The James Beard Awards—which are “the Oscars of the culinary industry,” as has been said ad infinitum but which also happens to be true—happen tonight in New York starting at 5 Central time (6 Eastern). The best restaurants and chefs in the country—determined by a vote of chefs and
There aren’t many Anna Wintours out there in the world. In fact, most magazine editors generally prefer to stay hidden from the glare of media exposure. Glued to recorders and notepads, they are the ones who conduct interviews, the ones who bury themselves
Texas Captures Four of Six Slots in the James Beard Awards’ Southwest Finals, and a Houston Columnist Gets a Nod, Too
Well, finally! For once, Texas didn’t get skunked by Las Vegas in the finals for the James Beard Awards. Our chefs captured four of the six finalist slots in the category Best Chef: Southwest. And in addition, Houston Chronicle columnist and blogger Alison Cook, who writes Cook’s Tour, made the
Houston hand doctor Michael Brown files two new lawsuits, state Democrats lose another member to the GOP, and Texas chefs are having a moment.
Will Uchiko’s Paul Qui be the big winner on the season nine finale of Top Chef: Texas this Wednesday, February 29? Or will he be the big loser? Keep your fingers crossed for our Austin boy. If you want to really get in the mood, drop by
Twenty chefs and restaurants make the James Beard semifinals.
There’s nothing like a bandwagon. No sooner did Food & Wine and Bon Appétit fall all over themselves to give Austin a whole lotta love than StarChefs.com (an online magazine for chefs and culinary insiders) decided to hold one of its four national awards ceremonies in Austin
As the clock strikes midnight, many will be sipping fizzy champagne, kissing strangers standing nearby, or staring at the television watching New Yorkers and Dick Clark ring in the rockin’ New Year. For chefs, these hallowed traditions are rare luxuries – most are confined to their upscale restaurant kitchens, preparing
We heard the rumors that the show was coming (and that producers tried to shut down tweets about it). We've read about the state tax breaks and the lawsuit and the omission of our biggest (and completely food-rich) city,
Bravo's cooking competition reality show, which premieres tonight, spends its ninth season in Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio.